On Friday, NBA superfans got some very bad news: Detroit Pistons rookie big man Andre Drummond, one of the most dynamic players in the league, will miss at least a month with a stress fracture in his back. It's a stone-cold bummer not just for the Pistons and Drummond, a potential force in the paint, but for anyone who enjoys seeing a uniquely gifted player do things that no one else can do. Drummond is still developing and not particularly consistent, but he's the sort of talent who demands attention.
The Pistons understand his importance to their future and want to make sure his time away from the team doesn't undermine his development. With that in mind, they're not letting him spend time away from the team. In fact, to improve his health and keep him involved in daily activities, they're having him play the drums during practices. From Terry Foster for The Detroit News (via SLAM):Read More »from Andre Drummond is playing the drums to rehab his back